ABRAMS will be featured at Comic-Con@Home, a free virtual event created by the organizers of San Diego Comic-Con that will include virtual panels and an online exhibit hall. The celebration will take place July 23–25, 2021.
Detailed below are the authors, artists, and staff representing a wide array of ABRAMS’ imprints, including Abrams ComicArts, Megascope and Amulet Books, who will participate in six virtual panels. Information also includes our impressive six Eisner nominations this year, as well as all of the titles, promotions, and exciting giveaways that will be available in the online exhibit hall.
Fans can also visit the ABRAMS website to receive a 20% discount off all featured titles!
ABRAMS authors and artists who will participate in Comic-Con@Home include Alex Ross (The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book), Alverne Ball and Stacey Robinson (Across the Tracks), Andrew Aydin and L. Fury (Run: Book One), John Hendrix (The Faithful Spy), R. L. Stine (Garbage Pail Kids), Thomas Lennon (Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles), and Brian Herbert and Kevin. J Anderson (Dune: Book One: Deluxe Collector’s Edition), as well as ABRAMS editors. See below for further details on each panel.
Garbage Pail Kids: Yuck-tastic Books and More
Friday, 7/23/21, 1:00 p.m. PT
Join Goosebumps creator and Garbage Pail Kids author R. L. Stine as he reveals the inside scoop on upcoming GPK titles, behind-the-scenes stories, trading cards, and more with Ira Friedman (VP, licensing & publishing at Topps), Tara Sands (voice actor in the Garbage Pail Kids audiobook), and Charles Kochman (editor of the Garbage Pail Kids book series).
DUNE Publishing Highlights 2021
Saturday, 7/24/21, 10:00 A.M. PT
Everything you need to know about what’s coming up in the DUNE publishing universe—novels, stories, graphic novels, and comics. Join bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, along with Frank Herbert’s collaborator Bill Ransom, Christopher Morgan from Tor Books, Charlotte Greenbaum from Abrams ComicArts, Jonathan Manning from BOOM! Studios, and audiobook narrator Scott Brick. Hosted by Brendan Prout.
FIRST YOU MARCH—THEN YOU RUN: CELEBRATING CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS’S LEGACY
Saturday, 7/24/21, 4:00 p.m. PT
Run: Book One, a new graphic memoir from Abrams ComicArts, shares an overlooked chapter in civil rights history, following the career of civil rights leader John Lewis after the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. Join the Run team including coauthor Andrew Aydin and coillustrator L. Fury as they discuss creating with the late Congressman John Lewis the follow-up to the #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy March, and the importance of sharing his legacy with future generations. Also joining the panel is Congressman Lewis’s nephew Anthony Dixon, a firefighter with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for more than 30 years. Moderated by Professor Qiana Whitted.
In Conversation with Alex Ross: The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Mural and Poster Book
Sunday, 7/25/21, 10:00 A.M. PT
Renowned comics artist Alex Ross discusses the creation of the epic mural that was commissioned for the New York City offices of Marvel Comics. These now-iconic images are now the subject of Ross’s newest book, The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book, which features all 35 full-figure portraits, commentary by Ross, and a four-page pull-out poster of the complete Marvel mural. Ross will discuss the creation of these portraits, the stories behind each Marvel character, and his approach to creating these singular images in a conversation that will look back on his award-winning career in comics and look ahead at what else is on his drawing table. Moderated by Sal Abbinanti.
Telling True Tales: Going Deeper Than the Subtitles
Sunday, 7/25/21, 12:00 P.M. PT
Dig a little deeper into the epidemic of loneliness, the Tulsa race massacre and other significant but not well-known aspects of American history and navigating the challenges of sex and relationships with creators Kristen Radtke (Seek You), Alverne Ball and Stacey Robinson (Across the Tracks), Rebecca Hall and Hugo Martínez (Wake), and Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan (Let’s Talk About It), in conversation with moderator Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Creating Conversations).
Irish Hijinks with Thomas Lennon and Ronan Boyle
Sunday, 7/25/21, 3:00 p.m. PT
Join New York Times bestselling author Thomas Lennon (writer, comedian, actor) and celebrate the final installment of his kids middle-grade book series, Ronan Boyle into the Strangeplace. Thomas will share hilarious hijinks and world-building behind these hilarious books and show sneak peeks from the forthcoming installment, with series illustrator John Hendrix (The Faithful Spy) and director of the forthcoming Ronan Boyle film, Fergal Reilly (The Angry Birds Movie). Moderated by Maggie Lehrman (editorial director, Abrams).
SPECIAL PROMOTIONS IN THE ONLINE EXHIBIT HALL AT THE ABRAMS BOOTH
Young Adult Preorder Offer: Redemptor, Including Deluxe Gift with Purchase
Called “dazzling” by Entertainment Weekly and named a Best Book of the Year by People, BuzzFeed, and more, the instant New York Times bestselling fantasy sensation Raybearer set the world on fire. Preorder your copy of the breathtaking sequel, Redemptor, and you will be eligible to receive a deluxe gift with purchase. Visit https://redemptor.abrams.link/ for more details.
Middle Grade Preorder Offer: Camp Daze (Garbage Pail Kids Book 3), Including Deluxe Gift with Purchase
Goosebumps creator R. L. Stine teams up with the pop-culture phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids for the third volume in the New York Times bestselling series that’s sure to surprise, entertain, and amuse GPK fans of all ages! Preorder your copy now and you’ll be eligible to receive a deluxe gift with purchase. Visit https://garbagepailkids.abrams.link/ for more details.
Enter to Win a FREE Young Adult Advance Reader’s Copy: Hunting by Stars
Enter to win a FREE advanced copy of Hunting by Stars, the heart-stopping story of hope against all odds, from the acclaimed author of The Marrow Thieves that Angeline Boulley, New York Times bestselling author of Firekeeper’s Daughter, called “a revelatory must-read.” Enter for a chance to win here!
Enter to Win a FREE Prize Pack: ABRAMS’ Great Graphic Novels Giveaway
Enter to win a FREE prize pack of ABRAMS’ graphic novels, including Blades of Freedom, Athena: Goddess of Wisdom and War, Tell No Tales, Piece by Piece,and Fox & Rabbit! Enter for a chance to win here.
Enter to Win a FREE Prize Pack: Middle Grade Page-Turning Series Starters
Enter to win a FREE prize pack of page-turning series starters! Prize pack includes Alien Superstar, Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles, Duckscares: The Nightmare Formula, Atlantis: The Accidental Invasion,and In the Hall with the Knife. Enter for a chance to win here.
Preorder Offer: RUN: Book One Including Enamel Pin with Purchase: First You March, Then You Run: The story of civil rights icon John Lewis continues.Preorder your copy of Run: Book One to receive an exclusive enamel pin!From the #1 bestselling, award-winning team behind March. Visit the Mysterious Galaxy website for more details.
Preorder Offer: Dune Collector’s Edition (Signed Website Exclusive): Preorder the signed deluxe collector’s edition of Dune: The Graphic Novel, Book 1, available only from ABRAMS! This exclusive limited edition includes three art prints signed by members of the creative team—Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín, and Bill Sienkiewicz—and is enclosed in a slipcase with gold foil stamping. Visit our website for more details.
Enter to Win a FREE prize pack: MEGASCOPE Giveaway: Enter for a chance to win a prize pack of the launch list titles from MEGASCOPE, ABRAMS’ line of graphic novels by and about people of color, curated by John Jennings. Prize pack includes four titles: After the Rain, Hardears, Black Star, and Across the Tracks. Enter for a chance to win here.
New Release: The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book: From Angel to Wolverine, all your favorite Marvel Comics superheroes are featured in this exclusive collection of painted portraits by Alex Ross. This first-ever collection of these iconic images includes 35 ready-to-frame, removeable art prints. Visit our website for more details.
New Release: The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the only book to provide an inside look at the magic behind the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed lands at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, documenting the art and innovations that led to the creation of Galaxy’s Edge. Visit our website for more details.
Preorder Offer: The Odyssey of Star Wars is a thrilling retelling of the Star Wars saga in the style of classic epic poetry. Beginning with Rogue One and continuing through the climax of Return of the Jedi, author Jack Mitchell uses the ancient literary form of epic poetry to put a new spin on a galaxy far far away. Visit our website for more details.
EISNER AWARD NOMINEES
ABRAMS is celebrating six Eisner nominations this year:
Best Publication for Early Readers: Our Little Kitchen, by Jillian Tamaki (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
Best Anthology: Guantánamo Voices, by Sarah Mirk (Abrams ComicArts)
Best Reality-Based Work: Kent State, by Derf Backderf (Abrams ComicArts)
Best Graphic Album – New: Labyrinth, by Ben Argon (Abrams ComicArts)
Best Adaptation from Another Medium: Parable of the Sower: The Graphic Novel Adaptation, by Octavia E. Butler, adapted by Damian Duffy and John Jennings (Abrams ComicArts)
Best U.S. Edition of International Material: Altitude, by Olivier Bocquet and Jean-Marc Rochette, translated by Edward Gauvin (SelfMadeHero)
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